#1 02-02-2012 6:47 pm

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MC 26: The silent scream

Hello guys and gals,
This mini-challenge is inspired by the famous artwork by Edvard Munch, titled ''the scream''! Printed in many forms, it captures a moment of silent terror, a victims scream lost against the wind whipping around in the background.

The challenge is to produce a silent scream, shout or roar! Yep thats right, we want these animations silent as a lamb. If he screams as loud as Ferdinand the Bull when he sits on a bee, you've got this all wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … uRo#t=187s

There are so various different routes to be explored. Babies scream when upset, so do little children who can't get their own way. Children can scream in delight. Mortal Kombat's Sindall screams are used as a weapon, while one of the X-men uses a scream to fly. Donald Duck would scream and shout to express his temper!

Remember, facial animation is hard, so keep your idea simple. You can of course put your full body into it. You may also wish to animate to sound, but mute it upon submission.

As always the animation could be anywhere between 75-125 frames. If you have any questions about submission requirements, please check How-to-participate section for more details. Deadline is Monday 20th February.

I'll leave you guys with an short performance by Jennifer Lawrence, who shows just how powerful a silent scream can be. To watch, please click the pic. Enjoy!

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#2 02-03-2012 4:14 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

this is very nice simple idea, but i found it was difficult too..
what a good "challenge"


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#3 02-08-2012 5:43 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Hey, I am just writing to ask how people are getting along?

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#4 02-15-2012 5:11 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

I just got into this section for the first time. Love the idea for the challenge but can't meet the deadline. In fact too busy that I can't join the competition this month either. I look forward to seeing some posts for this challenge.

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#5 02-15-2012 10:12 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Nobody's participating? This is kinda sad sad
Here's my new challenge: see how far I get in 2 hours!
Here's the first 30 minutes big_smile

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Admit I had to first get used to Malcolm again, it's been a while big_smile

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#6 02-15-2012 10:17 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

wolfor wrote:

Nobody's participating? This is kinda sad sad
Here's my new challenge: see how far I get in 2 hours!

YOU'RE ON! tongue


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#7 02-15-2012 10:46 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Okay, it says I posted that last one at 5:17 and it's 5:42 now, so pretty much exactly half hour (though 10 minutes of it was just fighting Flash to get it actually scanned and animated).

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I wish I had more time, but when I saw your personal challenge, wolfor, I figured "Hey, I can manage 30 minutes, it will be good practice." Now back to work on the Feb 11 Second Entry and my Fred the Monkey stuff! smile


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#8 02-15-2012 10:55 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Hey great work guys,
As for lack of participation on this one, we have run the challenges for almost a year. We cant win every time. Great to see the response by you guys though. Good luck JKR with the monthly composition smile

I have also been lackluster and haven't posted the fighting results yet. Definitely on the cards for this weekend

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#9 02-15-2012 11:18 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

That's great JKR! Far better than mine big_smile
The next half hour or so still has to wait, but I'll have my 2 hours full by the weekend! big_smile (maybe have to stretch those two hours a bit in order to get the graph editor redux working and see how to use it smile)

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#10 02-16-2012 5:50 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Nice stuff wolfor n jkr. Lil penguin, i thnk the lack of participation could be due to the nature of the challenge. most people that do the mini chalenge are starters n cant attempt acting shots quite yet. i think physical shots generaly pull the mini chalenge crowd better. of course the chalenge is very cool, no argument there.

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#11 02-16-2012 8:59 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

wolfor wrote:

That's great JKR! Far better than mine big_smile

Ha ha, I like your posing better. I think all you need is a bit more squash in the anticipation! Go for it!


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#12 02-17-2012 8:02 am

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

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here is my entry

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#13 02-17-2012 9:30 am

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Ah, I want to do it! smile Is the deadline on monday?

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#14 02-17-2012 10:00 am

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#15 02-18-2012 7:40 am

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updated so far.
comments or suggestion are welcome.
thanks

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#16 02-18-2012 3:25 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Wow, she's sure got some... "features." tongue

Right now I get a little more of a "singing" vibe from the scream motion. I think a quick and simple way to fix that might be to bring her hands up near her face with her arms tucked in, in a typical "Ahh, I'm scared!" fashion.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/220px-The_Scream.jpg

Other than that, good work!


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#17 02-18-2012 7:10 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Hey, so some people are participating big_smile

JKR wrote:

Wow, she's sure got some... "features." tongue
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I'm pretty sure I never modeled them that big big_smile

Well, with still another half hour to go, I got this far:

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not very impressing I must admit, but lets see where the last half hour takes me big_smile

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#18 02-18-2012 9:05 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

And this is what I did after 2 hours. I though I must come further than this, but, well, I didn't. Bugger big_smile

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Maybe I can put in a few more extra minutes to refine it tomorrow big_smile

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#19 02-18-2012 9:24 pm

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Well, that's my first WIP. I plan to make him scream at the begining when he rises and one big scream at the end. That is the second pass on the body. I have some problems with inbetweens, but hope to figure it out. I faced a similar problem to the one with "12 images jawn". OK, back to work!

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#20 02-18-2012 11:38 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

I used 24fps rate and now I trie to make it look natural, I still don't get those basic stuff smile oh, well- balls, balls, balls for me, I supose

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#21 02-18-2012 11:57 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Hey Barteko,
Starting to look great! As one of the Bancroft twins said, animation you not only need to know weight and timing, but know anatomy well too. You may find this link useful which breaks down step by step how to build up to complex figures.

http://www.karmatoons.com/drawing/drawing.htm

also check the work out of frequent visitor to the 11 Second Club, JKR. His Fred the Monkey is full of life and he made an appearance on a previous challenge

               

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#22 02-19-2012 1:44 am

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Oh wolfor, I know you aren't going to like hearing this... but... I kind of like the first one better where she doesn't smile first! o.O

Sorry! But I think the smile feels a little forced. I dunno. I really really like the other one though! Pre-smile. smile


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#23 02-19-2012 5:10 am

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Ohh! This looks fun! Gonna get started on mine tomorrow! big_smile

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#24 02-19-2012 1:45 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

Thanks Pinguine! It has some nicely simplified guides to timing too, checking it out. But I disagree with the author that Bevis and Buthead are bad designs smile JKRs 3D look cool to (I only saw 2D of his before)

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#25 02-19-2012 1:50 pm

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Re: MC 26: The silent scream

only the first shot belongs to JKR. The following animations belong to other animators

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